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Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi

Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi

Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi

Simply one of the greatest performances of all time. Kingsley portrays the Mahatma from his early days in South Africa through India’s independence and postcolonial troubles and finally his assassination following the India-Pakistan partition. We feel the weight of the world that rests upon Gandhi’s shoulders as he strives to change society through nonviolence, a philosophy contrary to Man’s inherently barbarous nature. This film does not set out to tell the life story of Gandhi – that would be impossible for a reasonable time frame. Rather, we focus on his humility, piety and impossible serenity in the face of fanaticism and suffering. If you see only one more film for the rest of your life, let it be this one.